Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 8 DECEMBER 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 8 DECEMBER 2018

Q1.Consider the following statements with respect to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code :

1) It provides for a market mechanism for resolution of insolvency, wherever possible, and exit, wherever required.
2) The future potential of the Indian economy, and the fair process followed under the Code, it is a great opportunity for investors who are seriously thinking about investing in India.
3) Code has significantly changed the lender-borrower relationship in India.

Which of the above statements are true ?

a)1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3only
d) all the above

Q2. Which of the following site is not a conservation reserve in India ?

a) Brain-Nishat
b) KokkareBellur
c) Thimlapura
d) Sundhamata

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the NITI Aayog’s‘ GlobalHackathon on AI ’ programme are true ?

1) The objective of this programme is to promote awareness and subsequently develop solutions that deliver the twin benefit of efficient computing to address the infrastructure challenges, while also not compromising on privacy of data for training AI algorithms.
2) The AI for All Hackathon underscores the commitment of NITI Aayog to supporting meaningful social, economic and technological advancements directed at making people’s lives better.
3) NITI Aayog organized its first hackathon, ‘MoveHack’ in August, on the sidelines of the Global Mobility Summit 2018, with the aim of garnering cutting-edge mobility applications.

a)1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3only
d) all the above

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding exit polls are true ?

1) An election exit poll is a poll of voters taken immediately after they have exited the polling stations.
2)The margin of error is higher in exit polls compared to entrance polls.
3) The banning publication of exit polls for a limited period after the announcement of election schedule and till the day of voting for the last phase of the poll will only be a reasonable restriction in the larger interest of the democracy.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3only
d) all the above

Q5. It emerged in the Bay of Bengal in the aftermath of the Bhola cyclone in 1970, and disappeared at some later point. Although the island was uninhabited and there were no permanent settlements or stations located on it, both India and Bangladesh claimed sovereignty over it because of speculation over the existence of oil and natural gas in the region.
The above description refers to which of the following islands/island groups in India :

a) Gulf of Mannar
b) Andaman islands
c) New Moore island
d) Lakshadweep islands

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1(d), 2(b), 3(d), 4(c), 5(c)